#NedinDarwin Challenge

Saturday 18 January 2020 
Sidney Nolan's iconic Ned Kelly series is in Darwin for the first time.
Help us break an Australian Record.
Bring your family and friends to enjoy a full day of activities!​



Make your own Ned Kelly Helmet - Kids Club Workshop


Registration opens for the #NedinDarwin record attempt


The official Australian Record count & Mix FM live broadcast


Take a guided tour through Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series 


Watch the Besieged film in the Theatrette

MAGNT Darwin

19 Conacher Street

The Gardens, Darwin NT

Open daily 10am–4pm
+61 8 8999 8264

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday

#NedinDarwin Challenge

We're breaking an Australian record!


To celebrate Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series in Darwin, MAGNT calls on you to participate in the #NedinDarwin Challenge. Help us reach more than 100 Ned Kelly lookalikes to make a new record for The Australian Book of Records! 

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and emulate Australia’s legendary bushranger. Sport a Ned Kelly inspired helmet or show off your real (or fake!) beard and moustache.

  • First 100 #NedinDarwin lookalikes to register on the day receive a Ned Kelly pie from Outback Bakery

  • Most Impressive Helmet wins a Delaneys Country and Western Store gift voucher

  • Most Impressive Beard and Moustache receives a Diamond Barbers gift voucher

Join us to achieve this exciting #NedinDarwin Australian record.


What's on

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    9am – 11am
    Make Your Own
    Ned Kelly Helmet

    Kids Club Workshop

    Make your very own Sidney Nolan inspired Ned Kelly helmet!

    Ideal for ages 6–12, bookings essential.

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    10am – 5pm
    Sidney Nolan's
    Ned Kelly series


    Visit this touring exhibition of some of the most significant Australian paintings of the 20th Century.

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    10.30am – 11.30am
    #NedinDarwin Australian Record Attempt


    We're breaking a record and we need your help! Bring your helmet or beard and moustache and gather with 100+ other Ned Kellys!

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    12.30pm – 1pm
    Guided tour of Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series


    Gain a deeper insight into the artist, his subject, and one of the most significant collections in Australian art history. Tour included in entry fee.

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    1pm – 2pm
    Besieged: the Ned Kelly Story

    Saturday Screening

    An illuminating documentary examining the life of the infamous bushranger Ned Kelly.

No beard? No worries!

Make your own Ned Kelly helmet

You don't need a Kelly-style beard to participate in the #NedinDarwin Challenge – creative Ned Kelly-style helmets are another great way to get involved!

Craft your own helmet from materials you find around the house or download our #NedinDarwin helmet mask.




Sidney Nolan
Ned Kelly 1946
from the Ned Kelly series 1946 – 1947
enamel paint on composition board
90.80 x 121.50 cm 
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Gift of Sunday Reed 1977


Sidney Nolan

The trial 1947

from the Ned Kelly series 1946 – 1947

enamel paint on composition board

90.70 x 121.20 cm
National Gallery of Australia. Canberra

Gift of Sunday Reed 1977


This is a touring exhibition from the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Museum and Art Gallery
of the Northern Territory

GPO Box 4646,
Darwin NT 0801

+61 8 8999 8264

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